I should have worked for them... I had the idea to use pedal power many years ago. Legs are stronger than arms.
I think at the time the gearing and having to have a guy sitting opposite (pedaling backwards like a traditional coffee grinder) were the big hangups....
Now, let's say they pedal the heck out of the boat and then have to run across during the tack/gybe. Let's see how well that works.. From my triathlons, jumping off a bike at full sprint sometimes works... and sometimes doesn't
wonder if recumbant pedal/seat would be more aerodynamic... Although those bikes may be easier to get on/off.
I posted about how the recumbant bike arrangement would certainly be a little more socially uncomfortable on FB the other day